Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Using Your Left and Right hand Coodination well : )




For some time I struggled with a way of living that I was convinced was excellent.  When I used it with my close friends, my wife, my family members, it was incredibly productive and beautiful in fact!  But then, when I attempted to have the same attitude with people that didn't know me as well...I noticed that it gave quite the opposite effect...In fact, people who saw me with such an attitude didn't see me as overcoming but in fact overbearing!  They didn't understand where this attitude of "I am more than a conqueror!" came from.  I understand now that this is beautiful I was treating my left hand like my right.   We never have to think of think, but humor me.  Imagine you are an arm. If you are a right arm, EVERYTHING you do has to be done with an opposite perspective as the left arm.  If you are a right hand, you can not perform for the body in the same way as a left hand would, why?  Because you perform on the right side of the body; you perform on a whole other framework, same rule book, same plan, same purpose, but different in performance, the right hand from the left.

That said, the best way I can give analogy to this is with your attitude with the people closest to you and those who want to help you, but don't know you as well as your closest family and friends.  You need to behave differently, meeker, more humble, more straight to the point, with wisdom but a different wisdom than with those who you allow closest to you.  Study this.  The public don't have to know what you do in private, just as long as what you are doing in private is powerfully and positively impacting your public audience.

bottom line: Don't behave the same exact way all the time with your close family as you do a stranger, lest your family members begin to feel like strangers to you and vice versa.  Give them more of you and let that overflow to others who do not see you as often.  You are a VERY powerful and great positive gift of salt to this tasteless world!

Use affirming words often often often with your family members and friends and let those outside of that circle taste the fruit of that effect!  You are a great overcoming conqueror!  Be blessed! :D

Amen!  Make this day a good Hallelujah one!



If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Monday, April 28, 2014

I am the vehicle



Cars can make you think that they are the vehicles that take us to where we need to be.  Not exactly..  God's word takes us to where we really need to be, and faster than any car can travel.  God's word said, "Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path."  There are words waiting for you, waiting to take you to new heights.  Listen to them.  Ask great questions to God, to yourself, and to your dear loved ones. Learn, listen, and grow today. : )  Let the words of life in the Bible take you to where you've never gone, and let them take you to where you really need to be.  A place of praise. : )



If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sitting up and Standing up! : )


Living this life is a lot like sitting up straight.  When you do it (especially when you'r running/jogging), it simply doesn't feel right, seems like your entire body is telling you to slouch, get comfortable, do what feels good...but when you sit up or stand up straight, sometimes all you have to lean on is...it's the right thing to do.
Sometimes when I'm running I'm reminded of this.  I pull up my back and point my chest up as high as is fitting, and it just doesn't feel right..but then when I look in the mirror I am always AMAZED!  The first time I did it I was like.."Wow..Is that me???"   It looked great!  So right then and there I knew that sometimes I can't trust my body because my body just wants to be cozy..that is until I shake it up with a short and extended exercise.

So be encouraged.   Know that God is standing up straight on your behalf before the people who stand as the gate keepers in to the next levels of your every day life!  God is standing, expecting and smiling, waiting at every turn..Omnipresent in every step you have here on this earth.  

God bless your day today

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.


Note:

Keep in mind that your body will get used to standing up straight, but don't forget to teach the knees to kneel  and pray ;)

Good day to you!  : )  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Suddenly : )



All “good things” in our lives are truth; they are the only truth there is, because God is truth (John 14:6) and God is good (Psalm 136:1).  : ) Expect all good things in your life today.  Let God be true and let all others be a liar. This is my poem entitled:  The Suddenly  


Poem/Song:  The Suddenly

It’s all good now.
All things imagined and all things unimagined now.
It’s all good now.
And all the suddenly I believe in all things with You, now.
And all the suddenly I believe in all things with You, O Lord Jesus.
For The wind and waters...They’re all obeying JESUS!
The sun and skies fall, bowing down, proclaiming,
“JESUS!”
“The Savior of ALL!”
Throughout the earth we sing your fame LORD!
Throughout the earth we sing your praise for
The wind and waters, they’re all obeying!
Let us all sing along!
Sing to the Savior of ALL, JESUS!

It’s all good now.


If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.


It’s all good now.
All things imagined and all things unimagined now.
It’s all good now.
And all the suddenly I believe in all things with You, now.
And all the suddenly I believe in all things with You, O Lord Jesus.
For The wind and waters...They’re all obeying JESUS!
The sun and skies fall, bowing down, proclaiming,
“JESUS!”
“The Savior of ALL!”
Throughout the earth we sing your fame LORD!
Throughout the earth we sing your praise for
The wind and waters, they’re all obeying!
Let us all sing along!
Sing to the Savior of ALL, JESUS!

It’s all good now.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Who do People say that I AM?




The world asks the question of each other, "What do people say that I do?"  all of the time.

P1: "So what do you do?"

P2: "Oh, I do this/that."

Abel was commended for who he was.  Cain was a man who became a smith, constantly focusing on the work he does for approval.

Look closely at the book of the lives of Cain and Abel.   Abel valued himself; he valued who he was.  Cain valued what he did;  he valued the things he does.   Cain out of the value of what he does, couldn't (it made it impossible for him to) give out of the first fruits of his (the best of his) labor because he valued it more than God because he was getting his identity from what he did more than from who he was.

Abel, on the other hand, valued who he was; this became evident in his giving.  And when his giving was accepted by God and Cain's was not, you bet Cain was upset because God was valuing something he didn't value more than what in his mind was of most value to him.   God was saying, "This is the attitude you need to have." to Cain.  Cain valued and I would argue that he depended on his works so much for commendation so much that his killing Abel would be commendable since it would be another work, or service to his identity which was found in his own works more than in the character and person of the Almighty God.  Was Cain's action the beginning of idolatry, jealousy, serving false gods?  I don't know.   All I know is when one values who they are, they can not help but to (it is impossible not to) turn their attention to the one who made them who they are.

Thousands of years later, Jesus asked his disciples the question:

"Who do people say that I am?"

Notice he didn't ask his disciples about what he was doing.

Jesus asked his disciples who he was..

What about you?   Are you overly depending your identity based on what you are doing? Do you justify who you are by what you do before who God made you?

This will be the difference between groups.  One person who focuses on who they are as a child of the Most High God will be taken into the arms of the Father, right next to the one who qualifies who they are by what they have done first, and God will not take such an offering.

FOCUS ON WHO YOU ARE.

Matthew 6:33 Can be worded like this, "Focus on who you are, who God made you to be, and everything will take care of itself in your life."

My prayer for us:  In light of the the Word of God, as you focus on who you are, and who God made you to be, instead of what you are doing, things will start to JUST HAPPEN in your life.  All paths in your life will be made clear for not only you but everyone else as well.

Have a blessed day! : D


If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Because You Believe in Me : )




I was running and i heard God say, because you believe in me over this I'm going to give to you what others would have had if they believed in me in the same way.   What are you believing in God for?

Adam and Eve were in the garden.  Notice what the Bible says about the fruit before Eve partook it.

"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it."  Genesis 3:6

Eve noticed that the fruit had things that she actually already had.  What was actually happening was there was an exchange of power about to happen.  She was giving the fruit her power.   food = productivity or strength.   She was already productive; already having everything it takes to produce.   She was already pleasing physically to the eye.  She was already full of all God's wisdom, and therefore was someone desirable for gaining wisdom.

What was satan selling her?  the spirit of fear.  In exchange for the fruit, Adam and Even partook of fear and lack.

Notice this.  This is REALLY important.  When God found Adam, God asked Adam to speak for what happened.  God knew that the words someone says, especially the first words someone says after tragic event will tell you not only everything about the person, but everything also about the contrast or conflict about who that person was before that event and what they are battling against due to that certain event.   Adam now describes clearly his identity after eating the fruit, look very closely, listen to his first "I am".

And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”   Genesis 3:10

Three things to see here:

1. Adam's changed Identity due to the eating of the fruit:  I was (or am) afraid
2. Excuses or reasons; the things we based our identity off of: I was naked   (what was his greatest strength before, has now become seen by him falsely as a weakness or something wrong)
3. Action; our actions which are always based off of who we believe we are which are based off the reasons we have:  I hid myself

Adam said, I hid myself.   I do not have time to compare this to the parable Jesus later spoke of about the wicked servant who said to his Master,

"So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'"  Matthew 25:25


Anways, Everything we do is based off of who we think we are.   The eating of the fruit was an identity exchange.  It was VERY spiritual.  

Before the eating of the fruit, Adam and Eve worked, spoke, talked and walked all in faith.  

After the eating, Adam and Eve began to use their reasoning and act based on their identity of fear.  Sin is anything we do under fear that is not fear of (or respect for) the LORD, God, FIRST.   For God never gave us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power love and a sound mind.

What am I saying?   There is VERY good news.

the good news is, there is NOT A FRUIT, NOT AN IDEA, THAT ANY SPIRITUAL CONCEPT, but A PERSON, we can believe in that gives us our identity.  His name is Jesus, and the trick is to base EVERYTHING on, not him and your education, not him and your family, not him and what you think about life in general, nope:  JUST JESUS.

Later, Jesus said,

"Out of amazing love, God gave His only Son that whosoever BELIEVES in Him, will not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16

It's time to gain back your identity.   Jesus says, "You are the light of the world."  Greater is He that is in you than he who is out there, in the world!   Believe that Jesus in you is greater than all things that are in this world!  Believe that you are light because you have the Light in you!  Light is where all power and energy comes from.  I was running and i heard God say, because you believe in me over these things I'm going to give to you what others would have had if they believed in me in the same way.   What are you believing in God for?  Jesus says YOU ARE the light of the world because the kingdom of God is within you!  Gain back your identity!  Not the things in this world, circumstances, the right stuff, right things, etc..  YOU ARE the light of the world TODAY. You are His. I am yours you are mine one body and we are His.

Shine bright and BELIEVE STRONG!!    




God bless you as you give your ALL today

If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Tellapoetry (an small group in Toledo, Ohio, USA)

I totally recommend this group:

http://tellapoetry.blogspot.com/2014/04/tellapoetry-small-group-in-toledo-ohio.html



Tellapoetry is a small positive group I've made up where native speakers of English meet with English as a Second Language speakers to write down and share their goals with a positive outlook on life! Our hope is that it brings a freshness to life, perspectives and personal direction while improving the English of ESL learners and open's up native speakers to a larger community around them.  Friends can come as well.

Join:

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/684432114936359/   to join!


We will meet this week in Toledo, Ohio, USA, at Tim Horton's Coffee

Map:  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//4735+Monroe+St,+Toledo,+OH+43623/@41.6922889,-83.6629628,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x883c7f1b663b2637:0x28872a6d3c4cf1ce!2m2!1d-83.62863!2d41.692294











If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.